kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from N. Charles Liquors. A very unique experience. Aroma of whiskey mingling with hops, very dark. Long-lasting good taste, taste of deep hops, coffee and whiskey combined. Very rich, very full glass of beer. Mild-Medium carbonation, just right. Medium tan-head.
An excellent beer, one of my favorites.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 Draft at Brouwer’s. Dark brown, good head and lacing. Malt aroma with a hint of hops. Really enjoyed this brew...immediate sharp floral hop taste, with strong chocolate and light espresso to balance it out. Bit alcoholic at the end. Taste lasts long.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours oily black with no hint of a head at first, but ends up with fluffy mocha head. Coffee aroma. Flavor is roast coffee with whisky notes. Bitter finish. The alcohol is fairly noticable.
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark black/ruby color. Slightly sweet aroma, some chocolate. Alot of roasted malts and coffee as well. Nice rich mouthfeel. Slighty sweet sugary flavor right up front. Followed by some malts. Finish is very bitter, both from hops and from burnt maltiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Warming as it goes down.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the best porter ever. smells terrific, tastes delisious, its a very special brew from a talented brewey
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite tasty thick and rich porter. Bit of molassas, brown sugar, and smoke on the mouth, with a chocolatey body. Very good.
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown, practically opaque. head is light brown, nose is well hopped and youthful, a VERY poor man’s storm king is not a far stretch. well malted as well..lots of lactose and roastiness. flavor is loaded with cascades, mild lactose and chocolate qualities. quite nice for a flying dog product (no offense).
tennisjoel (1326) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Strong raisin, nut, and chocolate aromas. A very good porter. Impressive for Flying Dog. Normally their beers haven’t made super high marks. This one is probably their most complex beer to date.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely creamy and rich mouthfeel. So much so that the flavor is milky/creamy before anything else. Coffee and roast come in next. Some bitterness and a full wash of hop flavor in the finish. Alcohol making select warming appearances, but never staying long. Each sip is something new. Sweetness is definitely present, playing off the alcohol, but balanced well by the hop finish. This is a very unique beer. Almost tastes like condensed milk with a touch of coffee. I really wish I had more than just one bottle of this.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle: Pours thick black with a small brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy with hints of chocolate and coffee in the maltness. Has kind of a liquorish taste that is creamy and finishes with a moderate hoppy bitterness. Well balanced in the sense that it hides the alcohol very well. However, the hoppiness hides the coffee flavor I was looking for. Very Good!